Dating someone 30 years younger

” Celebrity relationships with significant age differences have always made headlines: Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Sklar, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, among others.

Media outlets often publicize them this way because they know readers pass judgment: Is he a lech? But when both parties in a relationship are above the age of consent and not abusive in any way, should we still be labeling it as sketchy — or give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it’s a connection that works?

The Pew Research Center has found that for heterosexual couples in the United States, 5 percent of men marry a woman 10 or more years younger, and for 10 percent, she’s six to nine years younger.Because life experience will dominate daily interactions and decision-making.” But all of this doesn’t mean these relationships are doomed to fail or are unhealthy across the board.For instance, Albright says, many people think relationships with big age gaps are about “beauty for money” — “the idea that typically women traded beauty for financial stability,” she explains, by marrying an older, wealthier man.They enjoy showing off their much younger date as some sort of trophy or prize.What they do not realize is that the woman they are dating may be only interested in them for the financial security they can provide.

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